Back Bay Real Estate
BACK BAY FACTS & FIGURES
Area: 340 acres
Population: 50,358 (2010 census)
Home Owners: 32%
Median Age: 34
Median Household Income: $86,000
College Educated: 89%
Median Home Sale Price: $747,500
Average Price Per Sqft: $1,126
Back Bay is an officially recognized neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is most famous for its rows of Victorian brownstone homes—considered one of the best preserved examples of 19th-century urban design in the United States—as well as numerous architecturally significant individual buildings, and cultural institutions such as the Boston Public Library. It is also a fashionable shopping destination (especially Newbury and Boylston Streets, and the adjacent Prudential Center and Copley Place malls) and home to some of Boston’s tallest office buildings, the Hynes Convention Center, and numerous major hotels.
Primary and secondary education:
The Boston Public Schools enroll 57,000 students attending 145 schools, including the renowned Boston Latin Academy, John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science, and Boston Latin School. The Boston Latin School was established in 1635 and is the oldest public high school in the US. Boston also operates the United States’ second-oldest public high school and its oldest public elementary school. The system’s students are 40% Hispanic or Latino, 35% Black or African American, 13% White, and 9% Asian. There are private, parochial, and charter schools as well, and approximately 3,300 minority students attend participating suburban schools through the Metropolitan Educational Opportunity Council.
Back Bay boasts a wonderful parks and recreation system – which is delightful for families, children and visitors all year round. Despite its urban character and proximity within Boston there are a variety of parkland areas to enjoy:
- The Back Bay Fens is a large picturesque park on Back Bay’s south edge that forms part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace.
- The Charles River Reservation runs between Storrow Drive and the Charles River at Back Bay’s northern border.
- Commonwealth Avenue, which runs through the center of Back Bay, has a large center mall.
- Copley Square, named for painter John Singleton Copley, is a public square in southeast Back Bay.
Back Bay is served by the Green Line’s Arlington, Copley, Hynes Convention Center, and Prudential stations, and the Orange Line’s Back Bay station (which is also an MBTA Commuter Rail and Amtrak station).
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
The Capital Grille
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